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GRA Blogs: Latest Posts
New Trusts Act Explained
The utilisation of trusts for asset protection, estate planning and tax planning purposes has exploded over the last 20 years. I suspect many readers are currently trustees of trusts. I equally suspect that very few readers have read the Trustee Act 1956, which was essentially the legislative rule book for trustee obligations. If you have had the misfortune to ... More
New Foreign Trust Rules
If you are not a tax resident of New Zealand and have a New Zealand trust with New Zealand resident trustees, you may be subject to the IRD’s new foreign trust registration and disclosure rules. These rules are in place as a result of concerns around the use of foreign trusts following the 'Panama Papers' publicity. The IRD have moved ... More
SHOULD YOU PURCHASE NEGATIVE CASH FLOW PROPERTIES?
The answer to this question is, "It depends on the scenario". If you are planning to buy a rental property that is cash flow negative, you need to look at the future capital growth potential and the land size of the property i.e. is this a subdividable section or is there value left in the property which you can ... More
Owning a Rental Property - Two Things You Need To Know
All property investors will want the same thing i.e. a vessel to create greater wealth for their futures and to provide passive income. Obviously rental yield, capital growth, tenant quality and demand will be your main concerns but here are just two tips to help you make the right decisions to capitalise your returns and keep your property safe. ... More
Is the cost of insulating a rental property tax deductible?
As you may be aware, there is a new law that requires all tenanted homes to be insulated by 1 July 2019. Anyone who owns rental property must ensure their properties are insulated to the required standard by this date. At GRA we’ve been getting a lot of questions about whether the cost of insulating a rental property is ... More
Unpaid tax on rental income
It is a requirement in New Zealand for parties to provide their IRD numbers when buying or selling real estate (whether as an individual or through another entity such as a company or trust). Normally this does not pose any sort of problem. However, there will be significant issues if you are selling a property that has been generating ... More
When 'mine' becomes 'ours' - keeping assets separate
It is a common misconception that you have to live with someone for three years or more, and they have to make a direct contribution to the assets acquired during the relationship, before they're entitled to bring a relationship property claim. Possibly this mistaken belief occurs because the legislation itself is misunderstood. Under current law, assuming a contracting out ... More
Market Update April 2017
It’s been an interesting start to 2017 with a much tighter credit market than what we have seen for most of the last decade. While the majority of the media have been concentrating on the fact that the market seems to have slowed since the 40% deposit rule introduction, I put more down to banks themselves pulling back in ... More
Advantages of new builds
At Property Ventures we are increasing our focus on new builds as investments because we see tremendous advantages from a financing perspective. Not only do investors get pristine new and low maintenance properties in better areas, they get the benefit of 80% LVRs and tax advantages from higher chattel depreciation. These smart tax and finance benefits make investing ... More